Finding a harpsichord to play in China proved to be the most difficult aspect of Whittier College alumnus Raymond Erickson’s ’63 May trip to China. Nonetheless, the instrument surfaced, and Erickson performed the first harpsichord recitals ever held... More
Whittier College alumnus Seth Mahler ’10 was named to the 2014 Israel Men’s National Team 46-man roster to play in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in July.
The selection for the Israel team was made after a six-... More
Poet cross country runner Zack Hummel '17 is spending his summer running across the U.S. as part of the 4K for Cancer’s 2014 Run Across America. Hummel, and fellow runners, will spend 42 days in a 4,000 mile trek across the nation. The goal is to... More
Whittier College graduate Chris J. Marvin '09 is part of an international team of astronomers which has recently announced the discovery of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn's star, a nearby halo red dwarf. One of the planets, a temperate super-... More
Former Poet athlete Marcelo Leonardi ’98 has been named as the new head coach for the University of Michigan’s women’s water polo team.
“His experience as a player and coach at all levels of the sport will be extremely valuable for our program and... More
Whittier graduate and former civil deputy prosecutor Bernard Veljacic '94 was recently sworn in as a Superior Court Judge for Clark County in Washington State.
“Bernard’s diverse experiences and strong leadership qualities will help bring unique... More
Whittier College graduate Paul W. Ferguson '74, president of the University of Maine since 2011, was named the 15th president of Indiana’s Ball State University.
According to Ball’s board chair Rick Hall, Ferguson is the person to take Ball State... More
Political science major R.J. Tolson ’15 has published a new self-improvement book, Project Limitless Volume I: The Success Initiative. The tome, the first in a series, is described as a guide to “unleashing your potential, crumbling the boundaries... More
A recent $1 million challenge gift has resulted in an additional $4 million in leadership contributions toward Whittier College’s Science and Learning Center (SLC) project, for a total of $5 million in directed gifts. The initial $1 million... More
Thank you very much. It’s an honor to be with you, Class of 2014.
The Poet Mary Oliver writes, “There are things that you can’t reach. But you can reach out to them, and, all day long.”
What we reach out for, I think, is the creation of a community... More